Hyperhidrosis

HYPERHIDROSIS

Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive uncontrollable sweating in excess of the amount required to regulate body temperature. It is estimated that 8.5 million people in the United States suffer from some form of hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis has no discernible cause and may involve the axillae (armpits), palms (hands), soles (feet), face, and groin. Secondary hyperhidrosis has an underlying cause such as an endocrine disorder, secretory tumors, sympathetic nervous system disorder, or neurological/psychiatric disorders. You should talk to your doctor to determine if there is an underlying cause for your condition.

 

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BOTOX HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT

Botox is a natural, purified protein with the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands. By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger, botulinum toxin “turns off” sweating at the area where it has been injected. While sweating is an essential body function for temperature-control, the underarms house less than 2% of the body’s sweat glands. The treatment of these sweat glands has no effect on body temperature regulation and compensatory sweating (sweating on other body parts), has not shown itself to be a concern. Botox® is injected into the skin to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating (severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis) when medicines used on the skin (topical) do not work well enough.

 

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MORPHEUS8 HYPERHIDROSIS TREATMENT

Hyperhidrosis can now be treated with our handheld device, MORPHEUS8, to destroy the sweat and odor glands.

Click here to learn more about Morpheus8.

 

 

Excessive Sweating treatments are available at Northwest Aesthetics Bellevue and Kent, WA locations


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